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    Never mind,No problem...

    Hello friends
    Please tell me ,if there's any difference between them.Someone said the first one has a negative meaning but the latter not...!
    Thanks in advance


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    Re: Never mind,No problem...

    She: Will you pick up the dry cleaning after you finish work?
    He: But I was going down to the pub with some of the guys after work.
    She: Never mind, I'll do it myself. Like I do everything else myself around this place.
    (This is said in a partly impatient, partly angry voice...so yes, it is decidedly negative and 'frosty'! )

    She: For heaven's sake come and have a go at this. For the life of me I can't get this lid off this jar.. .oh never mind, I've finally got it. (Said in a neutral, maybe slightly relieved voice...so, not negative. She is merely saying that the requested help is no longer required.)

    She: Will you pick up the dry cleaning after you finish work?
    He: No problem.
    (Said in a neutral voice - he will do so, and foresees no other commitment that might interfere with doing this task after work.)

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    Re: Never mind,No problem...

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    She: Will you pick up the dry cleaning after you finish work?
    He: But I was going down to the pub with some of the guys after work.
    She: Never mind, I'll do it myself. Like I do everything else myself around this place.
    (This is said in a partly impatient, partly angry voice...so yes, it is decidedly negative and 'frosty'! )

    She: For heaven's sake come and have a go at this. For the life of me I can't get this lid off this jar.. .oh never mind, I've finally got it. (Said in a neutral, maybe slightly relieved voice...so, not negative. She is merely saying that the requested help is no longer required.)

    She: Will you pick up the dry cleaning after you finish work?
    He: No problem.
    (Said in a neutral voice - he will do so, and foresees no other commitment that might interfere with doing this task after work.)

    Thanks David.In Oxford advanced dictionary there was no negative meaning for it.But it seems that in real world,there happens something different.
    all the best

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